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Reference EN 60243-1:1998
Title Electrical strength of insulating materials - Test methods - Part 1: Tests at power frequencies
Project Number 11586
Abstract/Scope Gives test methods for the determination of the short-time electric strength of solid insulating materials at power frequencies between 48 Hz and 62 Hz. It does not consider the testing of liquids and gases.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1998-02-11
Current Stage code deadline 1998-10-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 112
Reference Document IEC 60243-1:1998 (EQV)
ICS 17.220.99 - Other standards related to electricity and magnetism
29.035.01 - Insulating materials in general
Keywords Electric strength; Insulating materials; Test method; Power; Frequency
Note EN following parallel vote * Supersedes HD 559.1 S1 * Superseded by EN 60243-1:2013
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6060 1998-02-11 1998-10-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 1998-01-01 1998-02-01  
5062 1997-11-04 1998-01-01  
5020 1997-06-27 1997-09-15  
1090 1997-06-23 1997-06-27  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1998-01-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1998-02-11
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1998-04-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1998-10-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 1998-10-01


Supersedes HD 559.1 S1:1991
Superseded by EN 60243-1:2013
Normative reference (6) ISO 293:1986
ISO 294-1:1996
ISO 294-3:1996
ISO 295:1991
ISO 10724:1994
HD 437 S1:1984
IEC 60296:1982
HD 307.2 S1:1986
IEC 60464-2:1974
EN 60674-2:1998
EN 60684-2:1997

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